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Sea Cucumber

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Sea cucumbers are sticky, muscular tubes that move along the ocean floor with tiny feet or by a series of muscle contractions. They eat anything that floats in their way and when they're being chased, they can "eviscerate," or shed their internal organs to confuse the predator. This isn't sea cucumber suicide, though - the organs soon grow back.

  1. 1. What happens to organs that a sea cucumber eviscerated?
    1. a. They sink
    2. b. They're lost forever
    3. c. They soon grow back
  2. 2. What can a sea cucumber do?
    1. a. Purge its stomach contents
    2. b. Eviscerate
    3. c. Jumping jacks
  3. 3. What shape is a sea cucumber?
    1. a. Tube
    2. b. Circle
    3. c. Star